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One Stitch at a Time

I am a crazy person. I think we've pretty well established that fact around here, but lately I have even more proof. Because with 6 weeks before the event, I somehow volunteered to make 2 bridesmaid dresses and completely makeover a wedding gown for a friend. I should say here that said friend has been… Continue reading One Stitch at a Time

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More Sewing

Weren't expecting another sewing segment so soon, were you? Neither was I. I found this fabric a couple of weeks ago when I took my mom to Walmart, and fell in love with it. It's bold, it's in one of my favorite color combinations, and I thought it would make a perfect skirt or dress.… Continue reading More Sewing

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Sewing Break

It's been a while since I've done some sewing. I tend to sit down and binge-sew in a weekend, with a boxed set of something on my computer (which has to share desk space with my sewing machine, thanks to our itty bitty apartment). In December and January, the boxed set of choice was Witch… Continue reading Sewing Break

costumes

Guest Post: Corsets!

This week's post comes to you from Missouri Dalton, who is far more knowledgeable about corsets than I am. Missouri a writer and artist from Ohio. You can find her blog here. Her latest book, A Curse on the Mountain, is now available from Dreamspinner Press. Ah, corsets. The foundation of many a historical costumer's… Continue reading Guest Post: Corsets!

typosphere

Antique Market Haul

I am so tired, you guys. Yesterday I went to the Scott Antique Market downtown with Missouri and my mom. For those not from the Columbus area, this is a massive antique market we have at the fairgrounds that runs selected weekends from November-March. Yesterday wrapped up their 2014-15 season. Since it was the very… Continue reading Antique Market Haul

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Retro Office Supplies

I missed stapler week here on the typosphere. Unlike  lot of you, I don't have much in the way of retro office supplies (other than the typewriters, but even that collection is small compared to some, since I can still count them all on my fingers). I do have a few vintage supplies though Red… Continue reading Retro Office Supplies

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Typecast #4

Sent from his Royal highness, Prince Henry, my Royal KMM. Click to enlarge.

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Oil Can

In the DVD player: Charmed, Season 1 Currently Reading: Dracula It seems to be Theme Week here at chez KnotMagick. Maybe the Oz theme is coming from the fact that I heard "If I only had a brain" on the radio the other day (did I mention the new car came with satellite radio? Awesome!… Continue reading Oil Can

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A Good Day for the Tin Man

In the DVD player: When in Rome Currently Reading: The Golden Fleece and the Heroes before Achilles We finally had a break in the weather, so this morning I hauled Oliver and Henry outside to apply the rust converter. The '53 is still in the garage, so I made do with a sunny spot on… Continue reading A Good Day for the Tin Man

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Shopping Mojo

Mom and I went to the Scott Antique Market at the Expo Center today, and I somehow managed to satisfy almost all of my nerdy habits--and I did it for less than $50! On the right, you can see a cone of yarn--roughly 5-10 pounds (I'm awful at guessing weight, especially after I've carried it… Continue reading Shopping Mojo